Head of Events Portfolio & Development

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Date Posted:
20 June 2017
£49,772 to £57,647
Job Type:
Start Date
20 June 2017
Closing Date:
16 July 2017

Job Description

Keele University is a world class campus-based university committed to providing the highest quality learning and living environment in which our students and researchers can flourish. Keele is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student life. With a turnover in excess of 130 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects.

The University is seeking to make a key appointment to the post of Head of Events Portfolio & Development to build on the success of Keele University as a leading academic venue. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in developing a unique event offering with an emphasis on professional development and lecture services. The successful candidate will have experience of working at a senior management level with the ability to forge long term relationships with internal and external stakeholders. They will demonstrate a strong commercial acumen with a track record of delivering a long-term events strategy in a comparable environment.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Estates & Development (Residential and Commercial Services), the Head of Events Portfolio & Development will work with a number of internal stakeholders in particular the Vice-Chancellor's Office, the Directorate of Engagement & Partnerships and the Directorate of Marketing and Communications to drive forward the development of a range of additional University led events and conferencing activities, including CPD and other educational and related activities. You will lead the strategic plan to manage the event and conferencing programme ensuring a balance in academic and commercial activities.

This role offers a unique opportunity to work at a strategic and influential level and is integral to the continued success of the University.

For a confidential discussion and/or a full job description, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk ) and Hayley Mintern ( hayley.mintern@mrgpeople.co.uk ) at The Management Recruitment Group on 0208 892 0115. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to hayley.mintern@mrgpeople.co.uk

Initial Interviews w/c 5th August
Panel Interviews 8th September

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